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Overview

Introduction to Barrington, New Jersey

Barrington, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles E of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center) and 8 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Barrington History

The history of Barrington began more than three hundred years ago when William Clark, one of its first settlers, acquired a large tract of land, which was primarily used for farming. The area was part of Gloucester County until it separated in 1844. With the development of the real estate and the railroad in the 1890s, the village of Barrington began to grow. The community was officially incorporated as a borough on March 27th, 1917, from parts of Center Township. It was based on the results of a referendum that was held on April 17th, 1917.

Barrington and Nearby Attractions

  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Neshaminy State Park
  • Esther M. Klein Art Gallery
  • The Highlands

Things To Do In Barrington

Several museums like the Independence Seaport Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Barclay Farmstead Museum, and the Woodmere Art Museum are near Barrington. Parks in the vicinity include Rancocas State Park, Independence National Historical Park, Fort Washington State Park, and Neshaminy State Park. Popular historical sites are Gloria Dei Church National Historical Site, Independence National Park, Pennsbury Manor, and Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site. Other chief attractions include Elmwood Park Zoo, Sesame Place, and Camden Children's Garden.

Barrington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport

Barrington Higher Education

Colleges close to Barrington are Camden County College, Temple University, and La Salle University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,831
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+3,414
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.3%
Median Earnings25+$48,811
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,196
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,925

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,458
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation8.2%

Housing

People Living Alone35.4%
Median Gross Rent$893
Median House Value$204,700

Ancestry

Irish34.9%
Italian24.5%
English11.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.8%
Polish6.3%
French Except Basque2.5%
Swedish1.6%
Welsh1.2%
Austrian1.1%
German1.1%
Arab0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Russian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Egyptian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Dutch0.2%
US/American0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
African0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Barrington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Camden County
Standard Zip Codes8007
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.87
Approximate Longitude-75.05

Barrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationAUDUBON
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationPEMBERTON
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Audubon8,748$98,883
Haddon Heights7,506$112,831
Haddonfield11,444$164,013
Lawnside2,923$77,019
Magnolia4,321$70,660
Runnemede8,394$69,670

Barrington Public Schools

Woodland Middle School
1 School Lane
ZIP: 8007
(856) 547-8402
Middle
Total Enrollment 247
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